In this week's charity briefing: NCVO has published a new guide on how to talk about charity issues that the public are concerned about; the Local Government Association has published a report on housing older people, which includes case studies demonstrating how some local authorities have dealt with housing the ageing population; the Data Protection Bill 2017 has now been published and has had its first reading in the House of Lords; the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the Annual Monitoring Return 2018.
A draft charities Bill has been published, as part of the Law Commission’s final report into technical issues in charity law. The report has looked at selected issues where the Law Commission considered charity regulation could be streamlined and has recommended a number of amendments to the Charities Act 2011.
Unsolicited emails from BWB’s Immigration department
Bates Wells Braithwaite, the B Corporation and national law firm, has been appointed by the lead claimants in a landmark employment rights case against gig employer Uber.
In this week's charity briefing, updates from the Fundraising Regulator; the Department of Health and Public Health England are inviting the applications to set up a new social prescribing scheme; the HCA is introducing fees for social housing regulation from 1 October 2027; the Government has established an independent review of full time social action in the UK; and the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator has opened a consultation on its draft fundraising guidance.
BWB write for LUPC Magazine about the eight definitive changes that the GDPR will bring and what organisations will need to review - and in many cases revise - to deal with the increased compliance burden.
For many, particularly charities, membership associations and those active in public or third sectors, competition law is about as relevant as particle physics. At BWB, our extensive experience across the public and private sectors of the UK economy means we have a good understanding of the dynamics at play.
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 January and 31 March 2017 (“the specified period”).
Bates Well Braithwaite has won the Charity Team of the Year Award category at the STEP Private Client Awards, which took place last night in London.
Monitoring employees’ communications in the workplace – has the balance shifted in favour of employee privacy? >
In the long-running case of Bărbulescu v Romania, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) has overturned the ECtHR’s earlier ruling in relation to an employee’s right to privacy.
In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has publised a group case report into Plymouth Brethren Gospel Hall Trusts; HM Treasury has issued a consultation about increasing the audit thresholds for co-operative and community benefit societies; the Fundraising Regulator has published a list showing the charity payments for year 1 levy; and the Government has outlined proposals for a shared approach on data protection with the EU.
Luke Fletcher is interviewed by LinkedIn feature writer Samir Goel on his perspective on the innovative legal field.
William Garnett has been quoted in Third Sector regarding the Supreme Court ruling that the fees charged for people to bring employment tribunal claims are unlawful.
Pioneers Post has reported on a recent E3M meeting at BWB. The E3M Social Enterprise Leaders Club is a quarterly gathering of leaders of some of the UK’s most successful social enterprises.
Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) successfully collaborated with Simmons & Simmons as one of its key sub-contractors when Simmons & Simmons won a place on the new Crown Commercial Services (CCS) panel for Finance & Complex legal services to central government and the public bodies. BWB will provide additional public and administrative law expertise.
In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission is advertising upcoming outreach events; results from new research publised last week by the Institute of Fundraising and YouGov; and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has publised a new report.
At the end of July 2017, the Fundraising Regulator (FR) announced changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice in six areas. To ensure charities (and for profit fundraising organisations) comply with these changes, we have outlined below the steps trustees, charity fundraisers and fundraising organisations should be taking now.
In this week's Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator has publised a Rule Book for private sale fundraising, and the Government has launched a Consultation on the Package Travel Regulations.
The Terms of Reference into the Grenfell Inquiry were published yesterday to a mixed reaction. It is broader than expected in some senses in that it will look at the emergency and the Government/Council’s response to the disaster, but to the disappointment of others it will not look at the policy and politics surrounding social housing and the level of investment in recent years.